THE IMPACT OF FDA SHORTAGES
A shortage in the supply of a prescription drugs can have serious implications for patient care. In the hospital setting, a shortage may result in the delay of medical procedures.
Substitution of therapeutic or similar medications, if available, may lead to medication errors and preventable adverse events especially when prescribers are not as familiar with the alternative products’ dosing and the potential for adverse interactions with other medications. Some second or third choice products may also be less clinically effective.
The growing problem of drug shortages is also costly to hospitals and the entire healthcare system. Steps needed to respond to shortages can divert valuable resources away from improving care.
The cost in time and money can be especially high when hospitals and other providers face shortages in drugs that are needed to respond to new treatment guidelines and to treat victims of natural and other catastrophes where disease outbreaks.
WE TAKE PRIDE IN WORKING TOGETHER THROUGH THE PATIENT, THE PHARMACIST, AND THE PHYSICIAN TO SOLVE HEALTH PROBLEMS BY CUSTOMIZING SPECIALIZED MEDICATIONS TO MEET THE SPECIFIC NEEDS FOR EACH PATIENT.